People, Data & the Pandemic – a Living With Data keynote
On Wednesday 13th October, OMDDAC, the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 is hosting People, Data & the Pandemic.
The event which will feature guest speakers and panel discussion on the legal, ethical, policy and operational challenges, as well as the impact of data-driven approaches on civil society, children and young people, and public perceptions of data use.
Living With Data’s Helen Kennedy will give the keynote address, entitled ‘The politics of public perception: what’s at stake in researching people’s views on data’. In the talk, she will offer insights from Living With Data research into people’s thoughts and feelings about data-related phenomena, questioning the usefulness of the notion of ‘the public’ and the framing of public perceptions research around questions about people’s willingness to share their data. Drawing on recent Nuffield Foundation-funded research, she will highlight what statistics don’t tell us about public perceptions of data uses, why attending to inequalities matter, and how these relate to trust and distrust. She will conclude with some reflections on the politics of influencing data policy with public perceptions research.
For details of how to join the event, click here: https://www.omddac.org.uk/event/event-people-data-the-pandemic/.
OMDDAC researches data-driven approaches to Covid-19, focused upon legal, ethical, policy and operational challenges. It analyses key data-driven responses to Covid-19 and collate lessons learned throughout the pandemic by way of stakeholder interviews, case study analysis, representative public surveys and practitioner-focussed guidelines. OMDDAC is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under the UKRI Covid-19 Rapid Response call. Follow them on Twitter: @omddac.